Looking to enjoy some fun and games this Halloween season? Come and celebrate by attending the 8th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Texana Park Day Use Area which is located 6 miles outside of Edna on St. Hwy. 111N.
This year’s event will get started with the always popular Costume Contest at 6:15 pm. The Costume Contest has five age groups: (0-12 Months, 13 Months –2 yrs., 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9) with 1st – 3rd prizes awarded in each group. Participants wishing to be apart of the contest will line up at the stage with their designated age group when instructed to do so. No pre-registration is necessary.
Bring your decorated and/or carved pumpkin to be entered into our Best Decorated/Carved Pumpkin Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners! The Contest judging will start at 7:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of games for kids of all ages to play at this year’s Spooktacular Carnival! The Carnival Games will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is a winner with lots of candy and prizes!! Carnival games will include the Witch Hat Ring Toss, Spin Spidey, Catch the Candy, Witch’s Brew, Duck Pond, Ghost Toss, The Great Pumpkin Fling, Dead Man’s Toss and Monster Ball. We will also be bringing back our large activity area, which will include several full-size photo op cutouts, Tic-Tac-Toe, S’more Station and Hay Slides. NEW activities you will find in the activity area is the Spooktacular Fun Maze and a photo booth! The Spooktacular Fun Maze is a FUN but SPOOKY activity for the whole family! Guests can twist and turn through our maze to see different Halloween fun scenes! Scenes will include: Mummies, witches, bats, spiders, ghosts, and much more! Hop in front of the camera in our Photo Booth! Grab an accessory or 2 and smile for the camera!
Back by popular demand is the Kids Craft Tent sponsored by Sisters Design! Inside the tent, there will be 3 different stations set up. For an additional cost of $5 per shirt, kids will be able to create their own souvenir T– Shirt using fabric markers at one station. The other two stations are FREE and will be equipped with crayons and markers for some Halloween craft fun that each child can take home!
Returning this year is HEB’s Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkin patches are a true staple and tradition of the season and are treasured by people of all ages. Decorated with a rustic fence, lots of pumpkins, hay bales and festive décor make it the perfect place to get your group together for a photograph.
For our visitors who may be camping with us that weekend don’t forget to bring your Halloween Décor to compete in “The Best Decorated Campsite or Cabin” contest! The most original and creative sites and cabins can win some great prizes like free camping and lots more! There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners for Best Decorated Campsite at each park; Texana and Brackenridge. Then, there will be a 1st place winner for overall Best Decorated Cabin throughout both parks. Decorated campsites and cabins at Brackenridge Park and Texana Park will be judged at approximately 8 pm. Winners will be announced at the event right after the judging is complete. So call to reserve your campsite and start pulling together your best decorating ideas, we can’t wait to see them!
Lastly and probably, most anticipated…you will not want to miss the BRC Spooktacular Trail! Have you ever wondered what lurks in the woods? Will you have the courage to even enter the trail? As darkness falls, eyes will be watching your every move. Rickety bridges screams in the night…and it just may be yours! What is that creeping, crawling, or slithering by? Once you enter, there is no turning back! Prepare to be SCARED on the BRC Spooktacular Trail!! As always, our staff has been busy creating new and extra scary décor to make this our best year yet! The Spooktacular Trail will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.!
Event admission is just $8.00 per person and includes the All-inclusive Armband, which gives children and adults access to all the games, prizes, hayride, craft tent and haunted trail. Children under the age of 2 are FREE! Campers who are staying at the Brackenridge Recreation Complex can receive a 50% discount on 4 All-Inclusive Wrist Bands! There will be several food trucks onsite ready to serve up your favorite festival foods!
The success of this community event is credited largely to our sponsors, who lend their names and financial support to this annual event! Almost as important is our volunteers who take the time to decorate and haunt the trail, operate a game or drive the Hay Ride to help grow this event to make it the best it can be. We had over 120 individuals volunteer during last year’s event! It takes a community coming together to make an event like this happen. If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor or as a volunteer, please contact the Brackenridge Park Office. We would love to have you!
Don’t miss the fun at the 8th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Texana Park Day Use Area. We hope to have many families join us at the BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival! It is the perfect way to start the Halloween celebrations!